Tuesday, January 26, 2010

National Award made me conscious : Shreya Ghoshal



She's won the National Award for the second consecutive year.And its by no means a small achievement for the 25-year-old.


This is also her fourth National Award. Predictably, Shreya Ghoshal is still over the moon after the announcement. “It definitely feels great. But you know what? I’m really nervous. That’s because now, there is more responsibility on me,” said the singer when Hyderabad Times spoke to her. “Now, I have to keep delivering better music everyday. I can’t be laidback and let it all slip through. I don’t want to disappoint anyone.”

But the award is more special to the velvet voiced singer since she has won it for not one but two songs — Jiv Dangla from the Marathi film Jogva and Pherari Mon from the Bangla movie Antaheen. “Today one finds melody missing in most numbers. But these songs only prove that there are melodious tunes in movies too,” says Shreya.

On winning the award for songs in regional languages, Shreya says, “Bollywood film music composers are under a lot of pressure to add elements of disco or bhangra or any other flavour currently popular with the youth. But when it comes to regional films, composers are given a free hand and they compose music they believe in. I think it’s a matter of great pride to be singing such soulful tunes,” she says.

And when she’s not busy at the recording studios, Shreya is doing a weekend television show, Music Ka Maha Muqabala. Apart from exercising her vocal chords the singer has presented herself as a young, stylish and vibrant individual before her audience. “It’s fun to break stereotypes. I like being myself and my outfits reflect that. As far as performances are concerned, I connect best with the audience at live concerts. For those who can’t come to see me perform live, this show gives them an opportunity to catch me singing on stage. Trust me I just love it,” she confesses.

So what next? “Well, the National Award has made me more conscious about the choices I make in life. And no matter what language I sing in —Tamil, Telugu, Bangla or Bhojpuri — my aim will be to give it 200 per cent.”

Courtesy – Times of India

13 comments:

saq said...

Hi Nishant
Truly gr8 achievement for Shreya. I think she should now be awarded the padma shri also. Hope to see her win more awards this year. Njoying her show very much. Its been a gr8 start to the year i think. Hope u get to meet her again soon. Her humility is inspiring and the fact that she talks about learning and improving is scary!!! It will be a pleasure to see how she improves upon perfection.

Regards
Saqib

Nishant said...

Hello Saq :)

Even I want her to win Padma Shri asap ! :)

And hope I meet her again :)...lets see wat happens :)

neeraj said...

hi nishant :)
yep n offcourse she z nw d front line infact leading fascinating playback singer of india, leading emerged sensation of muzik,n dtzz d challenge fr herself to retain dere,,being an awardee she has some sort of xtra responsiblity nw as folks expecations have increased a bit ,frm d angel.n i do believe she will cope wid all d challenges being thron to her..n i believe she gets
even padam shri n near future :)
once again cngrtz to shreya fr winning d N AWRD-4 ,, n u too. :)

Abhishek said...

hi Nishant m Abhishek frm jamshedpur........m also a biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig fan of Shreya di.....saw all ur recent blogs.....wer amazing....

m also following u on twitter.......
plz contact on 7abhishek1993@gmail.com

aman said...

Shreya didi aap mujhe bahut acchi lagti hai i am in class 8 & still i want to chat you on net . It is very important for me to talk to her beca├║se her voice including her is very good . I had done more than 60 messages to her in mkmm from many phones here. I want to become like her and also i want to become her partner in singing in addition she is my inspiration.

aman said...

Shreya didi you are too cute you are an inspiration for me i like your very much including you. I want to become a great singer like u plus i want to become your partner in singing

Abhishek Bal said...

hi Nishant.....m 5yn....dont no how 2 contact u.....so usin dis blog as a medium.......i got really inspired by reading dis blog........u r really gr8......i too wish dat sum day i would meet shreya di n prove m also her biggest fan......
wanna no sumthing more abt me....

m also frm AECS family wer shreya di studied....

Abhishek Bal said...

n r u der on orkut......if yes den plz b my frnd plzz.....plzz.....i too created a community in orkut on her bday.....it has 33 members.......

plzz join....

http://www.orkut.co.in/Main#Community?cmm=99410365

Abhishek Bal said...

Hey i dont no much abt Twitter n d way 2 use it......can i chat wid u der......plzzzz xplain....

m join twitter only bcause shreya di was der......

Abhishek Bal said...

hey....ders nothing of thanking me......i just want 2 hav a cht wid u.....hav also sent u a rqst on FB.plzzz accept dat..........plzzzzzzzz ......

m next 2 u Nishant as a Devotee........Shreya Di izz also my god.....really....

Nishant said...

Hi Abhishek :)

Thanks a ton for ur kind words :)..

Check your tweets !

shamshera said...

Hi Nishant,
This is Shamshera from Chennai and even i am a very big fan of Shreya Ghoshal, Her voice is simply superb and it challenges pple that they cant hear her songs just once...Her recent tamil song Mannipaaya from Vinnai Thaandi varuvaaya is awesomee... Hope you have heard that... You are doing a very great Job Nishant Keep it up and do keep in touch...

Nishant said...

Hi Shamsher.
Thanks for commenting ! :)

Well,ofcourse I have heard Mannipaaya..Its one of my favorites..I write abt every new song of Shreya here..There's hardly any song of Shreya which I've nt heard(any language) :)

Keep Visitng :)